Go Font Yourself!

Today’s Design Challenge: Take typographical elements (such as the words of a story or a favourite quotation) and bring them to life using “Artext” to reinforce and emphasize the meaning making potential of your images. Here are a few remarkable and inspiring typography designworks. Many more can be found on one of my favourite sites: www.deviantart.com.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: “What lies before us, and what lies behind us, is nothing compared to what lies within us” by um0p3pisdn.

I Speak Alone: “As soon as I open my mouth to speak of any of this… My words just crumble as they leave me… Never ever to reach you” by Gordorca.

“Education is the most powerful weapon” by Redzumo.

The complete text of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” by Swordfish.

En Masse by Clockblock: “We will get through this. I will never leave you. Don’t give up. I am here for you always. You are not alone. I will protect you. I understand you.”

“Art is breaking all the rules.”

“Death by topography.”

Helvetica Font-Bot: “Helbotica” by Jonathan Yule.

“When you lose a leg you don’t just lose a leg. You lose playing tag with your friends. You lose running in the relay…” by Amnesty International’s campaign against landmines.

Check out this Pepsi TV advertisement using mainly typographic elements with animation, warm colors and upbeat music – connecting feel-good and energizing messages with the brand’s new logo replacing the letter O.

WhatTheFont mobile is a must have app for all my fellow typophiles (type geeks & obsessive font lovers). Get out your iPhone, snap a photo sample of the type in question (from a magazine, poster, web, etc), and the font will be identified in seconds. So far, I’ve found this app to be quick and fairly accurate. I recommend spending a couple minutes in Photoshop to lighten or remove the background noise and increase the contrast. What are you waiting for: get off my blog and go “What The Font!”

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